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Re: Gnus agent IO error: Is a directory

From: Teemu Likonen
Subject: Re: Gnus agent IO error: Is a directory
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 21:24:28 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On 2009-08-16 21:08 (+0300), Teemu Likonen wrote:

> I have tried to use Gnus agent a couple of times but so far it hasn't
> been exactly a pleasant experience. I have pretty much default settings
> and all my nntp servers are agentized. Now, in Group buffer I go plugged
> (Jj), check new news (g), download them (Js) and go unplugged (Jj)
> again. Fine.
> Then I enter some group and read news. When exiting from the Summary
> buffer it gives me ugly error messages (see below). I answered "yes" to
> both of those questions and got back to Group buffer. Can I get rid of
> those errors? Looks like there's a bug in Gnus.

I'm not alone. Someone else reported the same problem more than a year
and a half ago. Sadly, there were no replies at all:

With Google I found the Emacs CVS commit which at least _seems_ to have
introduced the error message in Emacs' Gnus. It's in file

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